Estrategia Cloud

May 02, 2023

Public vs Private Cloud Strategy in digital transformation processes

Digital transformation is a process that all companies, to a greater or lesser extent, are addressing. Technology tools are becoming increasingly advanced and cloud-based proposals have become more accessible, even for small organizations or SMEs. However, many companies still have to consider whether a public or private cloud strategy is best.

In this article we offer you all the answers. Let's explain the differences between a public and private cloud strategy, what each of them involves and what steps to take to implement them in the best possible way. Everything you need to know about this digital solution for your company can be found here.

Your company's cloud strategy: A key point of digital transformation

Markets are increasingly demanding and volatile. Therefore, digital transformation has become a pillar for maintaining competitiveness. And one of the central axes of this process is cloud-based technologies.

There are several reasons why companies are migrating to the cloud. Without going any further, it improves productivity and favours remote and collaborative working, and when used well it can be a more cost-effective option. On the other hand, a more flexible and scalable IT infrastructure is obtained, allowing them to quickly adapt to market needs and implement more drastic decisions in a shorter time, as well as guarantee constant technological renewal.

There are several types of cloud service, based on the public cloud and private cloud models. Companies have no doubt more power of choice, but they must also draw a more precise strategy. You may be wondering what's best for your company. Is the private cloud strategy more convenient than the public one? Or the other way around?

Private cloud vs. public cloud: What are the differences?

Our intention with this analysis is to provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision if you are analysing the different options. Here is a comparison between the private cloud vs. public.

Characteristics of the private cloud strategy

What is a private cloud? In short, the initial definition of a private cloud is based on a cloud model that is implemented in a dedicated infrastructure exclusively for a single organisation.

Benefits of the private cloud. The advantages of opting for private cloud computing are diverse:

  • Security. A dedicated and exclusive cloud infrastructure is synonymous with more comprehensive control of everything that happens. It also offers more power when managing data.
  • Regulatory compliance. This type of data is very interesting for companies that need to implement customised security and privacy policies due to the types of data they store. They comply with the laws of their territory.
  • Customization. More niche businesses find in the private cloud a way to customise the operation of their infrastructure, avoiding using the same tools as their competitors.
  • Performance. Cloud resources are dedicated, so it is easier to optimise systems to improve performance.

Costs. In the long term, a private cloud may become more profitable, as it allows certain expenses related to licenses or maintenance to be optimised.

What kind of company needs it? Private cloud computing is the option chosen by companies that have specific security, regulatory compliance or performance needs, and that want greater flexibility and control over their cloud infrastructure.

Characteristics of the public cloud strategy

What is a public cloud? A public cloud is a cloud model in which computing resources, such as servers and their virtualisation layer, storage, are owned and managed by a cloud service provider, and offered to multiple customers.

Benefits of the public cloud. Although the public cloud shares some advantages with the private cloud, here are some of its strengths:

  • Services. The catalogue of supplier services has increased. They no longer only provide infrastructure, but services in PaaS mode (databases, search engines, etc.), data analytics and much more.
  • Technology maintenance and renewal. This aspect falls on the service provider, which relieves the workload of companies and eliminates the need to allocate resources to these tasks.
  • Innovation. Public cloud providers tend to improve their service catalogue by constantly improving.
  • Scalability. Acquiring new service packages, deploying a new server and increasing the storage fee is very simple in this cloud mode.
  • Reduced initial cost. Starting to use the services of public cloud providers comes at an affordable cost, usually with monthly or annual fees charged per user.

What type of companies do the public cloud need? Companies that do not have strict legal requirements with regard to how they store their data. Small businesses or startups with fewer resources also benefit from this proposal. Finally, organisations that prioritise greater collaboration and remote work.

The role of the hyperscaler in your private or public cloud strategy

A hyperscaler is a company that provides large-scale cloud computing infrastructure services. These companies are leaders in the cloud market and offer services to a large number of customers worldwide.

Some of the most prominent of these at present are:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • IBM Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure

The main advantages of hyperscaling, i.e. delegating an IT infrastructure to a provider, are diverse. These companies mainly highlight their options for scaling an infrastructure in the face of increased demand, the security policies applied, the possibility of PaaS services and the high availability of data centres, with very low interruption rates.

SEIDOR's proposal for digital transformation and cloud strategy

How can your company make the leap to cloud platforms? ,Although the theory is clear, it is not always easy to choose the most appropriate path and modality for a company. Fortunately, there are reliable partners who are paving the way for digital transformation and cloud transformation.

At SEIDOR, we are experts in digital transformation. We offer you more than 40 years of experience in the market. Working closely with our partners has made us one of the leading IT service companies in Spain. Boost competitiveness and address the transformation of your business with us. Private vs. public cloud? We have the perfect solution for your business.

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